Mother dumps baby in toilet for fear of SA-based hubby

A mother of two in Balaka district south east of Malawi is expected to answer a case of concealing the birth of the child after she allegedly dumped her newly born baby girl into a pit latrine.

Mercy Ali dumped her baby in a toilet

Mercy Ali dumped her baby in a toilet

Police says the suspect Mercy Ali of 26 years of age gave birth to a baby girl on the night of 30thApril, 2016 and then dumped her into a pit latrine.

“The incident came to light after the neighbour to the suspect Mr Andrew Kalima heard a baby crying from the toilet when he went to answer a call of nature; and this made him to alert his neighbors and after confirming that it was really a baby, they called the Police who rushed to scene and managed to take out the baby alive with the help from the community,” says police spokesperson inspector Joseph Sauka.

They then took the baby to Balaka District Hospital for treatment and safe custody.

Sunday morning, Police revisited the scene of crime and made a conclusion that the suspect did not come from a far and this made them to pick Mercy Ali for questioning.

Upon interview, Mercy confessed to have committed the offence saying that she did this for fear of her husband who is in South Africa.

She said her husband went to the Republic of South Africa in 2012 and seeing that he has taken long, she fell in love with another man who impregnated her.

Mercy  said no one and not even her neighbours knew that she was pregnant and that she gave birth in her house and later dumped the baby into a pit latrine to die.

Meanwhile, the suspect Mercy Ali is on Police bail and is admitted to Balaka District Hospital where she is taking care of her child and is expected to appear before court soon where she will answer a case of concealing the birth of a child which is contrary to section 232 of the Penal code.

Mercy Ali comes from Sosala village, in the area of Senior Chief Msamala in the same district of Balaka but was residing at Mangerengere location within Balaka Township.

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wakuda
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wakuda
4 months 24 days ago

Mijomba its Mijomba basi will never change posinjana

Bwatiko
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Bwatiko
4 months 24 days ago

Don’t give back the child to her inu a Social Welfare. Place the child ku institution as you are identifying a foster family for the baby. The baby must be fostered and then later adopted. Never give the child back to the mother even bele lake asayamweko angampasire matenda poti mwanayo sanachilire kuchipatala nde sitikudziwa status ya mayi. Munthu wachabechabe uyu.

karachi HODRA
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karachi HODRA
4 months 24 days ago

Iwe ukuziti mtumbuka, mijombayo kuchindanako zolakwika, poti mahule ambiri tikuchinda mulilongwemu ndi atumbuka simumachinda mokwana mpaka akumathamangira mijombafe ndiye tikuwachitadi kanthu. ambiri akumakhala ndi zokoka hahahhahah

KB
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KB
4 months 24 days ago

inu mumangopanga mapuleni anu , simumadziwa kuti mubelekapo pamenepo ? kumva kutsekemera kumeneko?

mtumbuka wa tumbuka
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mtumbuka wa tumbuka
4 months 24 days ago

Ntchito za mijomba izi. kukonda kuchindana

Kwesi
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Kwesi
4 months 24 days ago
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Anganosyaga
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Anganosyaga
4 months 24 days ago

Mwanayo ngati alipo andipase ine ndimulere ukananena kale panalibe bvuto

The Analyst
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The Analyst
4 months 24 days ago

O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
Iweyo ndi ndani?
If you mean your word, why not a mobile number or an email address so you can be contacted? If you dont mean your word, why say it?
Nanga, what good does it do a man to show him/herself up but hide in plain sight?
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Phillip Ku Iponga
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4 months 24 days ago

Government should come up with a law kwa amatchonawa makamaka omwe amasiya akazi awo.Becoz kuno ku Malawi,pafupifupi akazi onse amakwatiwa n’cholinga chokabereka ana basi kutchona kusapangitse wina kukhala kapolo pazofuna zake.Mind you nature is very difficult to control.Apolice chonde muwonetsetse kuti Mercy asamuchite mwana chipongwe china.

The Partriot
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The Partriot
4 months 24 days ago

Mothers are supposed to love their babies, where is the LOVE?
Komanso ma condom bwanji or Depo? Kupusa!!!!

Epistopher Luzyo
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Epistopher Luzyo
4 months 24 days ago

Anakali mfana munthuyu. Anakwatiwa+kubereka ali mfana magazi athamanga heavy. 4 years opanda dalazi ndi mbola. Maganizo a Chifananso dii. Mnzimu wa munthu ndi oopsa.

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